Security is becoming a big concern for IT professionals and administrators. As Microsoft is coming with a new operating called Windows7, IT professionals and administrators are looking for a better security in Windows7 as compare to previous version of Windows operating. Recently Paul Cooke, Director, Windows Client Enterprise Security, Microsoft Corporation, written an article on Microsoft TechNet website describing fundamental security features and enhancements that will ship with Windows7.
- Windows 7 is built upon the security foundations of the Windows Vista operating system while improving auditing and the User Account Control (UAC) experience.
- Windows 7 helps IT control what software can run in their environment with AppLocker.
- Windows 7 enhances the core features of BitLocker Drive Encryption with the introduction of BitLocker To Go for removable storage devices.
Fundamentally Windows7 is built upon the same security lineage of Windows Vista. Fundamental security features such as Kernel Patch Protection, Service Hardening, Data Execution Prevention, Address Space Layout Randomization, and Mandatory Integrity Levels continue to provide enhanced protection against malware and attacks. Windows 7 has been designed.
Read the complete article on TechNet : Windows 7 Security Enhancements